The alpine ethos team
Now looking forward to my 14th winter in the Alps, I am a true mountain addict. Having taught myself to ski during a university climbing club trip to the Cairngorms, I was hooked and completed my first alpine season in Courcheval in 2004. I loved it and returned each season gaining experience in just about all roles - chalet host, chef, administrator, manager. Somehow I managed to find time to do my “real” job as a London based corporate lawyer during the summer months, however, the mountains always drew me back. In 2017 I decided to make the leap, bought my own small ski company and moved to live permanently in lovely Les Allues where you’ll find me hiking, biking, paragliding and, of course, skiing.
Having worked for 13 winters in the ski holiday industry, I have the knowledge and experience to offer a great ski package. Alpine Ethos is small enough to be flexible and I strive to provide the holiday that you want. .From your initial enquiry you’ll be dealing directly with me, not someone in a UK office. I’ll do my best to fulfil your personal requirements,whether it’s collecting you from the airport, arranging lift passes, ski and boot hire with fitting in chalet, taking you to and from the lifts in our minibuses, accommodating special dietary requirements. We can do it!
I fully appreciate the importance of having a fantastic and enthusiastic team, after all, it is the team who really make your holiday a great experience, which is why I pride myself on carefully selecting a team chosen for their proven experience in hospitality and catering.
At Alpine Ethos we aim to provide a relaxed, professional and personal service in affordable, comfortable surroundings. this is reflected in our great reviews on TripAdvisor, and I strive to keep up the good work!
I and the team, look forward to welcoming you to Méribel.
Katie joins Alpine Ethos this winter with husband Dan. The couple have recently left their UK jobs and have been travelling all around Europe this summer in their motor-home so they will be full of exciting stories to keep you entertained. Katie is very experienced in both management and customer service, having run her own successful B&B, so she will be a great asset to the team. Taking a well earned break from the rat race, Katie is really looking forward to spending the winter in the mountains. A really friendly, people person, Katie is really looking forward to ensuring our guests have the best ski holiday.
Dan joins Alpine Ethos with wife Katie. The couple have spent the summer roaming Europe in their motor-home, and are looking forward to a winter in the Alps, a long held ambition. Dan is an experienced engineer so is well placed to fix all our little maintenance issues. An experienced driver, and friendly soul, he will shuttle you to and from the piste with ease and a smile! Dan and Katie are keen snowboarders and are looking forward to a winter of riding.
Susie has completed 2 winter seasons as a chalet host, in both Courchevel and Chatel, so she joins us with great experience. She is a passionate cook and loves to try new recipes. Susie has co-founded her own women's ski wear brand, so she is your girl if you are looking for slope fashion advice! Susie has spent the summer in Meribel so she is a font of knowledge for all Meribel related questions. We can't wait to taste all her delicious food this winter!
Amelia has been skiing and snowboarding since the age of 6, and has dreamed of working a winter season. Whilst at Birmingham University Amelia was part of the Ski and Snowboard Society, where she was an avid racer, so keep an eye out for a speedy girl on the mountain! Amelia has a wealth of customer service experience from working at wedding venues to cabin crew for a leading airline, so our guests will be in excellent hands
Jodie has a Masters degree in Criminology from Durham University, and has travelled and worked in hospitality since graduating, including volunteer work in South Africa. Jodie has a real passion for hospitality and has experience of private functions, private dining and most recently she has been working for a premium wine cellar. This will be Jodie's first winter season and she is really excited to be spending 5 months in the snow!
A recent graduate from Kings College London, studying a BA in Liberal Arts, Charlotte joins Alpine Ethos with good friend Issey. Charlotte has spent the summer working as a chef on a yacht, honing her culinary skills and trying out new menus. Charlotte has skied since she was 4 and can't wait to spend 5 months in the snow, an expert skier she is hoping to work on her snowboarding skills!
Emma joins Alpine Ethos with lots of chalet experience, having worked in the Alps for 5 winters. She has lots of experience of both hosting and cooking. An avid cook she is eager to delight all our guests with her delicious dishes. Emma is a keen skier, and knows the Three Valleys like the back of her hand so can give you the best advice on where to ski each day! Having spent the last few months in her home city of Edinburgh, Emma is excited to be back in her happy place in the mountains.
Jack & Finn, the Alpine Ethos mutts. Chalet visits can be arranged if you are missing your own pooches while on holiday!